Die Rock - Spacerock Diskografie
Rock - Spacerock (Sparte) [→ Rock]
Name: Spacerock bezeichnet die Musik von Bands, die kosmische Elemente in ihre Musik einarbeiten. Die Bezugname auf kosmische Themen kann eher thematisch-konzeptuell (Beispiel Solar Fire von Manfred Mann's Earth Band) oder eher soundmässig erfolgen: Die Musik trägt die Hörer/-innen weg und fühlt sich an wie ein Flug durchs All.
Entstehung: Space rock is nearly always slow, hypnotic, and otherworldly; it typically favors lengthy, mind-bending sonic explorations over conventional song structures, and vocals sometimes play second fiddle to the shimmering instrumental textures. Some space rock groups are explicitly drug-inspired, which makes sense given the typically narcotic effect of the style's foundation: washes of heavily reverbed guitar, minimal drumming, and gentle, languid vocals. Space rock's most obvious antecedent was, of course, prog-rock, but in its latter-day incarnation, it was also inspired by Krautrock, classical minimalism, and the noise-pop of the Jesus & Mary Chain. The first of the new space rock bands was Britain's drone-heavy, ultra-minimalist Spacemen 3, whose notorious
Musik: The typical instrumentation includes the synthesizer which generally offers bubbling tones and spacey patterns provoking a gliding flow. Guitars are played with glissando technique and delay/echo effects in preference. Reggae/dub elements are to detect here and there. Space rock is often coupled with the use of drugs and a mind-expanding approach, similar to krautrock. Several bands combine their live performances with a trippy lightshow using random fractals. Albums are mostly provided with at least one long meandering jam based on a main theme, loops and slight variations respectively ups and downs in waves.